A New Word — A New Dimension



Lumenosophy, the new term coined recently by Prof Henryk Skolimowski, is meant to help us usher in an Era of Light. Having come into being on Human Rights Day, the new term underlines the supreme significance of light in the existence and continuous blossoming of humankind in the lumenosphere – a sphere of evolutionary wisdom, altruism, justice, unity, compassion and creativity.

Lumenosophy — Latin: lumen = light; Greek: Sophia = wisdom) — means wisdom of light. Light reveals so many meaningful dimensions of everything else in the universe, even while light itself has deep meaning. The first meaning of light is wisdom. All wisdom is a form of light. Wisdom itself is an articulation of light. All actions involving wisdom spell true creativity of light. The best of philosophy that has flow of light in its soul is Lumenosophy.

Wisdom can never be static; it is always evolutionary. Evolution – extending from the evolution of a thing, or of whole life to that of the whole cosmos – is an indispensable phenomenon of light. No evolution can be possible without input of light. That is why the whole lumenosphere evolves.

Lumenosophy reflects a long stride of philosophical evolution, destined to arrive at a climax where things and associated phenomena exist intensively. In this dynamic state of evolution, life and beauty exist intensively and with overwhelming impact.

Cosmocracy, yet another term coined by Skolimowski in the 1990s, is democracy at the cosmic, rather than global, level. While (terrestrial) democracy involves only freedom and governance of the people, for the people, and by the people, cosmocracy encompasses the whole of terrestrial life and the cosmos and its entire evolutionary creativity. Cosmocracy, thus, means freedom extended to all living beings, not just to humans, and role of lumenarchal humans as guardian of the whole of life in the overall governance of all organisms following the principles of all-pervading and benevolent light.

Cosmocracy, thus, is the most evolved form of democracy in which all living being will exist in perfect equilibrium, harmony, peace, and happiness, and as equal beings of cosmic evolution.

P.S.:  Learning is the way to Progress whether it is materialistic knowledge or Spiritual Knowledge. Materialistic knowledge will provide you with the worldly wisdom, while Spiritual knowledge will bring inner peace and Happiness.




Spirituality as Poetic Metaphor

To say that I didn’t ‘believe’ in religion was like saying that I didn’t ‘believe’ in the works of Shakespeare, or Tagore. Good poetry, like ‘good’ religion, lifts us above our humdrum daily preoccupations and helps us gain an exalted state of enlightened consciousness.

As I was reading the article by Jug Suraiya, In her book, The Case for God, Karen Armstrong has made a similar comparison between the religious, or spiritual, experience and our response to art, to a marvelous symphony, or a great painting. Armstrong argues that the neo-atheists like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchins and Sam Harris have misunderstood the basis of religion and of religious faith. They have attacked religious belief on the grounds of what the Greeks called ‘logos’, or logical thought, whereas the true domain of religion is ‘mythos’,

The trouble with most of us is that we hardly ever dwell on the happy experiences that we have had in the past. Most of us seem to have a permanent impression of sorrow of the past. We hold on to these memories. In a beautiful sonnet on the theme of remembrance, Shakespeare compares this attitude to repaying old debts that have already been settled long ago!beautiful_scenery-wide

Learning To Write On The Sand is the way to live. Few things has to be decorated and kept in mind while others should be taken as the karma.Mind-altering practices like meditation can help us achieve the state of ekstasis, as can listening to music which makes you ‘lose yourself’ in its sheer rhapsody.Devising a mathematical algorithm is not an easy task for logos; it has to work hard at it. Similarly, the religious – or spiritual, or artistic – experience of transcendence does not come easily, it must be worked at, over and over again, through one’s entire lifetime.

Armstrong tells the story of the man who came across the meditating Buddha. “Are you a god?”, asked the man. “No,” the Buddha replied. “I am only one who is awake.” The spiritual – like the artistic – is the alarm clock that wakens us to what we can become when we dare to step outside ourselves. Faith is not belief. Faith is to be. To be awake.